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700 koalas put to death in Australia due to overpopulation

 
 
 
 
 
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Authorities in southern Australia have killed about 700 koalas in a move aimed at controlling their population and its starvation problem.

On Wednesday, Victorian Environment Minister Lisa Neville said a total of 686 koalas were euthanized in the state of Victoria’s Cape Otway area by wildlife experts during 2013 and 2014.

“It is clear it’s an overpopulation issue and it is clear that we have had koalas suffer in that Cape Otway area because of ill health and starvation,” the minister said, adding that “the intervention was necessary to prevent suffering of koalas because they weren’t able to find enough food.”

According to Neville, Koala population densities are reaching up to about 20 animals per hectare.

She further said that the relocation of the koalas has shown to be ineffective in the past and “can in fact cause even greater suffering.”

Meanwhile, head of the Bimbi Park Caravan Park at Cape Otway, Frank Fotinas, said many of the furry animals were sick or dying from starvation and the area “smelled of dead koalas.”

A Koala management program is expected to be put in place for the native animals.

Koalas have been threatened by factors such as habitat loss, disease, and bush fires in Australia.

Although it has been said that the number of Koalas in Australia exceeded 10 million before British settlers arrived in 1788, official estimates show that there are currently less than 100,000.

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  • Defiant

    Fuckin nazis, simple as that.

  • skreamer

    OH my god!……..so if there’s not enough food for koalas ……..so we just murder them!………so they wont die!
    A derpa derpa derpa!
    Maybe take em to places that need koalas!
    Sell the meat to the Chinese at massively over inflated prices as a rare delicacy and make slippers out of the skin.
    Stuff em and sell them to the Japanese as a once off rare event!…”again for millions of dollars each” then give the money to the koala foundation so they can kill more and make more money!…see how that works! 8)
    Do horrific genetic experiments on them making them into giant monsters!…..”Australia’s super soldiers and front line defense”
    Open a koala park with 700 koalas and offer millionaires the opportunity to go koala hunting for a small fee of one million dollars!…….then give me the first million cause it was such a good idea!
    Give them sunglasses so no one recognizes them, then have them infiltrate parliament, we KNOW they will do a better job and are far less likely to practice Satanism!
    Open a koala park with the new improved genetically gigantic mutated mutant killer death zombie koalas and let the games begin with our new…”koala games”….insert terrorists into the park ie: the 13 elite families that run the world……and screen it on TV!

  • skreamer

    Just looking at the picture above makes me wanna get my gun and shoot them, there all just asking for it with that provoking look they have on their faces!
    Its the DROP bears that need to be culled! Every year 100s of people die from drop bear attacks in Australia but the media always covers it up! “Drop bears look exactly like koalas except for 8 inch razor sharp nails and 3 inch fangs!”
    Our neighbors rottweiler was cut in half by one 3 months ago!

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